Bad Movie Logo
"A website to the detriment of good film"
Custom Search
HOMEB-MOVIE REVIEWSREADER REVIEWSFORUMINTERVIEWSUPDATESABOUT
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
October 23, 2014, 02:38:45 PM
536142 Posts in 40558 Topics by 5098 Members
Latest Member: AqueousStar
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Television  |  Peter Gunn (1958) « previous next »
Pages: [1]
Author Topic: Peter Gunn (1958)  (Read 1157 times)
lester1/2jr
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 661
Posts: 7684



WWW
« on: May 23, 2009, 08:59:09 AM »

         I thought this was going to be James Bond-ey but it really isn't.  If you are under 80 years old the vibe is likely to be a little strange and kind of ....geriatric.  The music is by Henry Mancini and the Pink Panthers sort of Swank jazz is definately the order of the day.   The lead guy is alot like Cary grant.  This is post noir and pre woodstock so it's sort of boy I am running out of words  gauzy?   He sort of jazzes around solving crimes, getting beat up by gangsters who seem to virtually run the oddly british looking town he lives in and picking up hot girls.  beatniks appear often.  The stories themselves are good, each episode a little over 20 minutes.  Definately worth a look.  "Chinese hangman" was my favorite episode on the vol 1 disk 1

Small | Large
« Last Edit: May 25, 2009, 01:00:52 PM by lester1/2jr » Logged

Flangepart
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 356
Posts: 6591



« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 12:36:42 PM »

Not bad, daddy-o.
It sure set the tone for a lot of TV privet dicks,yeah?
Logged

"Aggressivlly eccentric, and proud of it!"
lester1/2jr
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 661
Posts: 7684



WWW
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2009, 04:31:27 PM »

It's unique that's for sure
Logged

Ozzymandias
Bad Movie Lover
***

Karma: 23
Posts: 320


« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2009, 07:34:27 PM »

Ozzymandias speaks: Peter Gunn was the first of the classy dicks. Most before him were guys in techcoats, beat up hats sluging whisky from the bottle.

Peter's girlfriend was hot, he hung out at a jazz club rather than a low rent bar and he dressed good. He kind was the link between Mike Hammer and James Bond.

I like his police contact Jacobi. He is always peeved when Peter got involved in a case. The actor that played Jacobi was later the voice of Charlie the Tuna in the Starkist ads.

Doing research for my novel, that takes place in the 50s, I've become a big fan of the 30 minute action shows.

Ozzymandias has spoken!!!
Logged
Flangepart
Frightening Fanatic of Horrible Cinema
****

Karma: 356
Posts: 6591



« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2009, 06:27:33 PM »

And pulled off amazing shots with only a snub nosed .38. Thumbup
Logged

"Aggressivlly eccentric, and proud of it!"
Pages: [1]
Badmovies.org Forum  |  Other Topics  |  Television  |  Peter Gunn (1958) « previous next »
    Jump to:  


    RSS Feed Subscribe Subscribe by RSS
    Email Subscribe Subscribe by Email


    Popular Articles
    How To Find A Bad Movie

    The Champions of Justice

    Plan 9 from Outer Space

    Manos, The Hands of Fate

    Podcast: Todd the Convenience Store Clerk

    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    Dragonball: The Magic Begins

    Cool As Ice

    The Educational Archives: Driver's Ed

    Godzilla vs. Monster Zero

    Do you have a zombie plan?

    FROM THE BADMOVIES.ORG ARCHIVES
    ImageThe Giant Claw - Slime drop

    Earth is visited by a GIANT ANTIMATTER SPACE BUZZARD! Gawk at the amazingly bad bird puppet, or chuckle over the silly dialog. This is one of the greatest b-movies ever made.

    Lesson Learned:
    • Osmosis: os·mo·sis (oz-mo'sis, os-) n., 1. When a bird eats something.

    Subscribe to Badmovies.org and get updates by email:

    HOME B-Movie Reviews Reader Reviews Forum Interviews TV Shows Advertising Information Sideshows Links Contact

    Badmovies.org is owned and operated by Andrew Borntreger. All original content is © 1998 - 2014 by its respective author(s). Image, video, and audio files are used in accordance with the Fair Use Law, and are property of the film copyright holders. You may freely link to any page (.html or .php) on this website, but reproduction in any other form must be authorized by the copyright holder.